The University of Montreal wins the 2021 Dunsmore Cup


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Carabins from the University of Montreal (Wikimedia Commons)

The University of Montreal Carabins won the 2021 Dunsmore Cup. On Sunday, the Carabins defeated the Laval University Rouge et Or 28-19 from the Center for Physical Education of the University of Montreal (CEPSUM). This is the fourth time in the history of the Carabins football program that they have won the Dunsmore Cup, awarded each year to the best college football team in Quebec. They had already won in 2014, 2015 and 2019.

On Sunday, the Carabins were led by running back Bertrand Beaulieu. who had 19 carries for 121 yards and one touchdown, as well as four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, quarterback Jonathan Senecal of Montreal, Quebec completed 17 of 29 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 40 rushing yards. The Carabins are currently ranked number one in Canada and have lost only one game all season, a 31-28 loss to Concordia on September 10.

The other three conference finals will take place next weekend. In the Hardy Trophy, the Canada West Championship, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies will face the University of Manitoba Bisons in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In the Loney Bowl, the Atlantic college football championship, the St. Francis Xavier X-Men will host the Bishop’s University Gaiters in Antingonish, Nova Scotia. In the Yates Cup, Ontario’s football championship, the Queen’s University Golden Gaels will face the Western University Mustangs in Kingston, Ont. The winners of the conference championships will play the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, while the winners of those games will play for the Vanier Cup in Quebec City, Quebec on December 4.

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